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Yesterday’s News

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Sunday 13 May, 2018

Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out

It has long been difficult to determine how and why human language began.

Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Irish people divided over whether or not Brexit will make Irish unity more likely, poll finds

Meanwhile, the majority of Irish people believe that Brexit is a mistake, with 92% agreeing that Ireland should remain in the EU.

SuperValu is back as Ireland's most popular supermarket ... but Tesco and Dunnes Stores are right behind it

SuperValu accounted for 22.3% of the consumer spend over the course of the 21 weeks to 22 April.

Saturday 5 May, 2018

Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds

Women who consumed fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to become pregnant than those who didn’t.

Friday 4 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan says HSE has agreed to pay for her clinical trial cancer drug

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

Two people injured in stabbing incident in Dublin city

The incident happened in the Oliver Bond area of Dublin 8.

27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland

The dogs and puppies are now in the care of the ISPCA.

Appeal for witnesses after 11-year-old boy injured during hit-and-run incident

The incident happened in Edgeworthstown in Longford on Wednesday afternoon.

Garda hospitalised after being stabbed in upper body during incident in Galway

The incident took place at a property in Oranmore this afternoon.

Cork fans gear up for Ed Sheeran concerts this weekend ... and, yes, they're still happening

Benchwarmers.ie published an article which said that the concerts had been cancelled.

Ian Bailey's lawyers advise him to take challenge against murder charge to European Court of Human Rights

Bailey has denied any involvement in the killing of the French film producer in 1996.

'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'

A new report details concerns Irish mothers had after being diagnosed with HIV.

Thursday 3 May, 2018

'She will be greatly missed': Tributes paid to former TD Monica Barnes RIP

'She will be greatly missed': Tributes paid to former TD Monica Barnes

Barnes passed away at the age of 82.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

A reporting into Portiuncula Hospital, the Freddie Thompson murder trial and graphic abortion imagery protests – it’s your evening fix.

Graphic abortion posters displayed outside Rotunda again despite requests from hospital not to

The Irish Centre for Bioethical Reform conducted the displays outside the hospital today.

Wednesday 2 May, 2018

'A deceptive practice': Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies passes second stage of Seanad

The Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018 has passed through its second stage in the Seanad and has further stages to go through.

Cambridge Analytica shuts down amid Facebook data crisis

Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological profiles on a large portion of the US electorate.

Lidl recalls dried fruit products as labels were not printed in English

Lidl said the products may contain nuts and sulphur dioxide.

Irish actor Denise Gough nominated for Tony Award for role in Angels in America

The star-studded 72nd annual Tony Awards will be held on 10 June.

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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

82 jobs to be lost in Athy as Coca-Cola announces closure of production plant

The company is to transfer production to its facility at Ballina Beverages in Co Mayo, bringing 43 jobs with it.

Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Varadkar says Metrolink route would cause 'enormous damage' to local clubs and schools

Members of local sporting clubs and schools have repeatedly raised concerns over the proposed plans in recent weeks.

Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal

HSE chief Tony O’Brien said he couldn’t guarantee that cancer treatment for some women wasn’t compromised because of the controversy.

Gardaí call in bomb disposal team after suspicious device found in Dublin

The device was discovered by a member of the public today at around 3.30pm in the Kimmage area.

'I thought it was a parody': Varadkar reacts to Lord's tweet calling him 'typical Indian'

Lord Kilclooney’s remark was met with condemnation and he received a significant amount of backlash online.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 30 April, 2018

60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck

Just 19% of people trust the service, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

Gardaí seize €3k worth of counterfeit sports clothes at Wicklow market

The operation was carried out by gardaí in Baltinglass on Saturday, 28 April.

Man arrested in relation to disappearance of 30-year-old woman in Sligo

Natalia Karaczyn is missing from her home in Crozon Park, Sligo.

Gardaí renew appeal for teenager missing from Dublin since 12 April

Jamie Walsh was last seen in the Clondalkin area of Dublin.

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Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Hiqa investigation into CervicalCheck, the latest homelessness figures and Swiss Alps deaths – it’s your evening fix.

Homelessness figures: Government says it 'erroneously' overstated figures in previous months

A total of 3,646 children were recorded homeless in March.

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

Sunday 29 April, 2018

These nature photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

Photographers are competing for a top prize of $10,000.

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

Saturday 28 April, 2018

Saving a penalty: This is how science helps predict the match score

Researchers propose a new model to explain how a goalkeeper dives to the right corner at the right time in penalty kick situations.

Thursday 26 April, 2018

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused significant concern.

Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

Revenue to scrap P60 and P45 forms in bid to modernise PAYE system Tax

Revenue to scrap P60 and P45 forms in bid to modernise PAYE system

The details of the new PAYE system were outlined in Revenue’s annual report published today.

Gaelscoil raises 'grave health concerns' over plan to use grounds for Metrolink supplies

Metrolink proposals were up for discussion in the Transport Oireachtas Committee this afternoon.

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